Finn’s Forest #2! #poetry #photos #writingcommunity #readersoftwitter #nature #forest #ocean



Welcome to the second Finn’s Forest. This week I’m sharing some photos of the places I’ve recently visited, and a poem written underwater.

Here is how I wrote poetry underwater. I couldn’t go into my poetry zone, but still I found a bit of inspiration. It is a three-page notebook that I was able to write three haikus. I used a pencil that was attached and it worked! I had to be careful though not to smear it. I carefully set it by our stuff right after.
Here is one of the sea turtles we ran into snorkling 🙂
Right next to my seat on the boat 🙂 Seemed fitting. We did get to see Bottlenosed dolphins along the way, but the Spinner dolphins hid from us.
A friendly feral that a lady who had worked with a local agency in the past was trying to find this sweetie a home. We weren’t the only ones feeding this ferals 🙂
I got a picture of one of the parrots that come in every night and sleep in the palm trees. Although they are cute this one looked like he might have ulterior motives with those eyes… lol
Cocoa fruit
Explored the Kauai north coast with son 🙂
Visited Virginia City, NV. Haven’t been there in years 🙂
First Harley ride of the year. Hubby’s shoulder finally healed up enough 🙂 Took a ride by the river and wrote some poetry along the way.
Beautiful day on Lake Tahoe. Loved the boat ride to Emerald Bay. Enjoyed a distant lightning storm on the way back. Great anniversary.


swaying expanse

vibrant fish abound


Embrace your inner child! D. L. Finn

43 thoughts on “Finn’s Forest #2! #poetry #photos #writingcommunity #readersoftwitter #nature #forest #ocean”

  1. Beautiful post, Denise. I’m impressed you managed to write underwater. Well done and a lovely poem.

    1. I got the tablet a while back and have been wanting to try it out, Vera. Sea turtles are amazing creatures 🙂

    1. I was so happy to get to shore and see the writing was there, Joan 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Jan 🙂 It was an experience I’ll never forget writing underwater.

  2. Denise, that really worked well. That poem is inspired. I can’t believe you did that (well, I do because I know you well enough). My daughter just returned from Hawaii–two weeks there on business.

    1. Thank you, Jacqui. You are right I was determined to do it! What a fun place to do business 🙂

    1. Thanks, Darlene. A lot of fun 🙂 I was so happy to finally get a chance to do that.

  3. That looks like a great time away. New sights, family, and the adventure of writing underwater. I’ve always said, we rarely ever visit the amazing things in our own back yards, so I’m glad you did some of that, too.

    1. It was a lot of fun and adventure, Craig. My favorite is exploring what is close. Still much more to see!

  4. You wrote a poem under water?!?!?!
    That boggles the mind, Denise!

    I love the photos. Hubby and spent a week in Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side many years ago. We loved a restuarant called “Jason’s.” We did a boat tour on the lake, and also went to Virigina City. I remember the mammoth size of the pinecones compared to those we have in the east.

    It looks like you had a wonderful trip!

    1. I was skeptical the tablet would work but it did, even in salty water. Excited to have accomplished that.

      Sounds like we did a similar trip to Lake Tahoe and Virginia City, Mae. I know the pine cones you are talking about, Sugar Pines. I love collecting them and the kids always loved to glitter them for the holidays.

      Yes, lots of fun for sure. Xo

    1. Thank you, Balroop. It was reality. My daughter got me an underwater plastic writing tablet for my birthday a couple of years ago. It attaches to your wrist and has a pencil attached. I wasn’t sure it would work and was pleasantly surprised I could write words underwater. Although, I was more focused on what I was doing over being creative with poetry. I want to try it again soon, maybe at the river when it settles down.

  5. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos from your trip! I love your haiku, although I’m still trying to wrap my head around writing underwater.

    1. Thank you, Liz 🙂 We enjoyed our time off. It was something I’ve wanted to try for a while and glad it actually worked!

  6. Thanks for sharing your travels, Denise, and I’m still laughing about how you wrote haiku under water. Lol. And a good one too! Great pics of your adventures. I’m glad your anniversay was amazingly fun and relaxing. Hugs.

    1. It was something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Glad I could finally do it! It makes me grin too… lol Thanks lots of adventures out of my system. Hugs back xo

  7. How cool that was to write under water. Some fantastic photo memories Denise. I loved the shot of the parrot. Welcoe back. <3 x

    1. Thank you, Debby 🙂 Yes, writing underwater a whole new experience. He was very cute, but these eyes. Lol

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